My name is Preben, I am a Brazilian Macaw and have been sailing with the Nash/Lassen family on board their Danish sailing vessel Yukon for the last 14 years!
I have been keeping a quiet eye on the family and their many guests from the safety of my perch on the stern davits all this time.
We have crossed many oceans and visited many islands together, when we visited the Galapagos Islands a few years ago I had an admirer, a rather enchanting Pelican who used to come and sit for a chat each morning, I knew it couldn’t last!
Now we all live in Franklin down in the beautiful Huon Valley.
We go out cruising on the river most days, it’s a busy life;
Black Cockatoos, Swans, Sea eagles, Goshawks, Seagulls, they are all dropping in to say hello as Yukon glides down the serene Huon River.
Sometimes we sail around the south coast of our island home and visit my old friends the Orange Bellied Parrots at Port Davey
This week I am up here in Hobart for a city break, @hobart_travel_centre
but hectic I think,
I would rather be sailing …. #parrot #huonvalley #discovertasmania #hobartandbeyond #tasmania #southerntrovetasmania #sailing #franklintasmania